5.55 Inspection by Torchlight Repeat
5596609 6.20 The ThrieEstaitis Repeat 8789319 6.45 Elements Discovered
Repeat 8265390 7.10 The Birth of Modern Geometry Repeat 9037154 7.35 Ways with Words
The World Turned Upside Down. David Goldblatt looks at some of the major revolutions of the last 500 years, from the early days of European expansion to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Executive producerChrisPalmer Stereo. INFORMATION: call [number removed] for a free brochure, and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/
This morning's play from the Crucible,
Sheffield, featuring frames 17-24 in the first semi-final.
Directors Trevor Morris , Mike Ward and John Watts Editors Gary Franses and Rupert Rumney
Featuring reviews of Liar, Liar, starring Jim Carrey , and Ghosts of the Past, with Whoopi Goldberg and Alec Baldwin. Shown last Mondayon BBCl
Thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season and opening today's Saturday Matinee double bill.
Starring Robert Donat , Madeleine Carroll An innocent man accused of murder is pursued by both the police and an international spy ring.
(1935, U) Black and white Subtitled . ♦ See Films: pages 46-54 ***** ♦ What do you mean you've never seen... ? page 41
Another chance to see HuwWeldon's
Monitor interviewwith Alfred Hitchcock , originally broadcast in 1962, in which the directortalks about himself, his career and the techniques that made him famous. Repeat
Thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season and concluding today's Saturday Matinee. Starring
James Stewart , Doris Day
Dr and Mrs Ben McKenna 's touring holiday of North Africa is rudely interrupted when a passing acquaintance dies in their arms - stabbed in the back.
(1956, PG) .... The Hitchcock season of films continues tonight with Mamie at 10.50pm
♦ See Films: pages 46-54 *** ♦ Barry Norman : page 40
Dr Ben McKenna:
The Convenient Monster. Is the Loch Ness monster responsible for a series of killings? First shown on ITV ....
Further action from the semi-final at the Crucible in Sheffield. Stereo ....
During the general election campaign, 50 people from across Britain filmed an intimate record of their experiences, from the announcement on 17 March that John Major was going to the country, until yesterday, when the results were declared.
Among those who took part were an HGV driver, a former businesswoman, a farmer and a student-four of the UK's eight million undecided voters -who charted their own mood swings day by day. Where did they finally put their crosses on 1 May?
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Suzanne Charlton ...........
In tonight's programme Isobel Hilton travels into the jungles of Ecuador on the trail of the "biopirates" who exploit valuable natural resources.
The forests are an ecological goldmine and there are fortunes to be made finding plants that can cure the world's diseases.
But the shamen elders of an ancient native Indian tribe protest that their traditional knowledge is being stolen.
Medicine from the dragon tree and a plant that is said to harbour the secret of permanent contraception are among the sought-after treasures that could make millions for Western companies. And not only the plants are of interest - the genetic make-up of the Indians themselves is being studied.
Also, Edward Behr returns to his old regiment, the Garhwal Rifles in the Himalayas, to see how much has changed since Indian independence.
Presented by David Sells, who examines the plight of Albanian refugees in Italy. Editor Keith Bowers
More semi-final action from
Sheffield. Commentary by Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds ,
John Spencer , John Virgo and Dennis Taylor. Introduced by David Vine.
PartyGames. Another chance to see this classic edition of the political comedy starring Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne Derek Fowlds
The Christmas festivities at the departmental offices of the Ministry of Administrative Affairs are overshadowed by rumours of a cabinet reshuffle.
Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Director/Producer Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker MP:
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Sir Arnold Robinson:
Geoffrey Winfield, Chief Whip:
Eric, Chancellor of the Exchequer:
Duncan, Foreign Secretary:
Featuring the decisive frames from tonight's semi-final at the Crucible. The end is in sight, 15 days afterthe start of snooker's greatest marathon, with the final commencing tomorrow.
Sean Connery talks about working with the great director Alfred Hitchcock on the film Marnie, which follows.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
Freudian thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season, and starring Tippi Hedren Sean Connery
Marnie Edgar is beautiful, clever, and an expert thief.
Her crimes and her hatred of men are the result of a deep-rooted neurosis, which Mark Rutland, a weatthy publisher, is determined to unravel. Discovering her criminal activities, he forces her into a loveless marriage and sets about investigating her mysterious past.
(1964,15) Subtitled .... The Hitchcock season of films continues tomorrow with To Catch a Thief at 10.30pm ♦ See Films: pages 46-54 ****
Concluding the rerun of the music show, hosted by Jools Holland. Tonight'sguests include ZZ
Top, Bo Diddley , the Bluetones, Stereolab, Nigel Kennedy , Altan and Bert Jansch. A new series begins next Saturday.
Director Janet Fraser Crook Producer
Mark Cooper Repeat Stereo.
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